EcoKids

EcoKids is a programme of exciting and fun crafts, games and activities for children between the ages 3-8 and their parents/guardians.

Sessions usually include some form of craft activity using recycled materials (true Blue Peter style!), related games and activities and if the sun is shining we might go out into the Ecocentre garden or Victoria Common for an explore or a  mini beast safari.

We are not running any regular EcoKids sessions at the moment but talk to us if you would like to bring your group to the Ecocentre, or would like us to deliver to your community centre, school, nursery.

Ecotots

EcoTots is ecobirmingham’s programme of 8 outdoor sessions with toddlers and pre-schoolers,  introducing gardening to little fingers and including plenty of sensory experiences. Children will learn how to grow their own food, encouraging healthy eating and lots of physical activities while learning about their environment through fun games.

We can deliver the sessions at nurseries’own settings and/or at our several community gardens. The initial programme contains 8 x 1 hour sessions for a maximum of 10 children per session.

In 2018 we are also working in partnership with the Friends of Masefield Garden and delivering FREE one-off sessions for toddlers and their families, see below for dates and location. The 1-hour sessions will contain a mix of fun gardening activities &  games themed around a children’s book. All materials and tools will be provided.

We are delighted to have been working with the Little Nippers playgroup in recent years. We started with re-purposing their old sandpit into an exciting bugs’ village with plenty of colourful homes for creepy crawlies and continued with some seed sowing and planting seedlings.

Current Sessions

Dates & Locations

  • Wednesday 20th June, 10.30-11.30 am – Are you a snail?
  • Saturday 14th July, 11.30-2 – Play, plant & picnic with Sally
  • Saturday 18th August, 11.30-2 – Play, plant & picnic with Sally

 

Play, plant & picnic sessions recommended for children up to 11 and one accompanying adult. All other sessions are aimed at toddlers/pre-schoolers and their families. Nurseries are welcome, maximum 10 children per session. Book your session to avoid disappointment.

All courses are FREE and run at Masefield Community Garden, Lindsey Avenue, off Bunbury Rd, B31 2DT.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information and to find out how we can help you, contact us on

learning@ecobirmingham.com or 0121 4480119

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Case studies

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